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2009 sierra 1500: you remove the headlight assy..bulb

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How do you remove the headlight assy on 2009 sierra 1500? The openings are too small to reach in and change the bulb!
Hi and thanks for your question! Here is the information you asked for. This should help you. Ken
Headlamp Bulb Replacement (GMC)
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF

Callout

Component Name

Preliminary Procedures

  1. Open and support the hood assembly.
  2. If replacing the headlamp bulbs on the passenger side, remove the air cleaner box assembly.
  3. If replacing the headlamp bulbs on the driver side, remove the auxiliary battery, (if equipped).
  4. If no auxiliary battery is used, just reach in and access the bulb sockets from inside the engine compartment, disconnect the headlamp bulb electrical connector.
  5. Rotate the bulb socket counter-clockwise and remove from the headlamp composite.

1

Headlamp Bulb (Hi)

 

Tip
Disconnect the headlamp bulb electrical connector from the headlamp bulb socket assembly.

2

Headlamp Bulb (Lo)

Tip
Disconnect the headlamp bulb electrical connector from the headlamp bulb socket assembly.


Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF

Callout

Component Name

Preliminary Procedures

  1. If replacing, remove the mass airflow sensor.
  2. Disconnect the air cleaner outlet duct from the air cleaner assembly.

1

Air Cleaner Assembly

Tip
Pull upward in a jerking manner in order to disengage the air cleaner housing from the insulators.


Auxiliary Battery Replacement
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF

Callout

Component Name

Preliminary Procedure

  1. Disconnect the battery cables.
  2. Remove the front end sheet metal diagonal brace.

1

Auxiliary Battery Hold Down Bolt

Tighten
25 N·m (18 lb ft)

2

Auxiliary Battery Hold Down

3

Auxiliary Battery

There you go, that should help you get the bulbs out. Please remember to click "Accepted" Thank You Ken
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
If i could get my hands in there this would be fine BUT I cannot. My question was "how to remove the assembly. Thanks

Headlamp Replacement (GMC)
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF

Callout

Component Name

Preliminary Procedure

  1. Remove either the right front or left front wheelhouse liner.
  2. Loosen only, do not remove, the lower outside hidden headlamp bolt (2).
  3. Depress the housing support tab with a flat-bladed tool downward in order to release the headlamp assembly from the support.
  4. Pull the lamp assembly slightly forward to access the electrical connection.
  5. Disconnect the forward lamp harness main electrical connector from the headlamp harness.

1

Headlamp Screw (Qty: 2)

Tighten
6 N·m (53 lb in)

2

Headlamp Screw (Hidden)

Tighten
6 N·m (53 lb in)

3

Headlamp Housing Support

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Okay that should do it. Thanks

Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement - Right Side (GMC)
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF

Callout

Component Name

Preliminary Procedure

Remove the tire/wheel assembly.

1

Right Side Front Wheelhouse Liner Screw (Qty: 5)

Tighten
2.5 N·m (22 lb in)

2

Right Side Front Wheelhouse Liner Plastic Retainer (Qty: 9)

3

Right Side Front Wheelhouse Liner

Tip

Disconnect any electrical harnesses/connectors and attached parts from the right side front wheelhouse liner as needed.
Use the reverse procedure to install to help with the proper alignment of the right side front wheelhouse liner.


Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement - Left Side (GMC)
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF

Callout

Component Name

Preliminary Procedure

Remove the tire/wheel assembly.

1

Left Side Front Wheelhouse Liner Screw (Qty: 5)

Tighten
2.5 N·m (22 lb in)

2

Left Side Front Wheelhouse Liner Plastic Retainer (Qty: 8)

3

Left Side Front Wheelhouse Liner

Tip

Disconnect any electrical harnesses/connectors and attached parts from the left side front wheelhouse liner as needed.
Use the reverse procedure to install to help with the proper alignment of the left side front wheelhouse liner.

Sorry it took so long. My computer is doing a update as I am working. Thank You and have a good night. Ken